Be Happy this Valentines Day!

Dear Readers.

If you are alone this Valentine’s Day, that’s okay. Please, don’t be bamboozled by all the retail hype to get talked into a rubbish date. Why not treat yourself to a good time anyway with mates? Remember that you are worth it!

You could not curl up with a good book or film instead.

Then, this weekend or even next week will be less busy and better value for money to go out. The price of flowers gets inflated on Valentines and restaurants tend to give poor service. Have a cuppa T with me.Arts help your soul

 

 

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Happy Chinese New Year!

On a recent trip to Singapore, I learnt that  2019 is the Year of the Pig. Congratulations!

Those congrats go especially to foreign students missing out on receiving red envelops from their family. Hoping you will be able to celebrate with fellow students and new friends at your Uni.

Please stay safe, happy and lucky!

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This picture is to prevent homesickness. I trust you’ll like it.

My book is to tip you off about certain unhealthy relationships. You can download “What If I Go?” novel here- https://amzn.to/2M0cW6E

Thanks for reading ūüôā

 

Memoir- Eat, Pray Love

Recently, I read the end of this book by Elizabeth¬†Gilbert¬†… So this is a partial review! I was particularly interested in the third part that is set in Bali, Indonesia. After last years shocking earthquake in neighbouring Lombok, I was curious to know of the fate of the locals. The volcano there has started to smoke and reading about their eco-tourism, I began to appreciate the diligence and grace of the people. While the latter part of the book is somewhat narcissistic New Age it explained some of the belief systems that helped the protagonist find balance in her life, after she had a difficult time with relationships.

I suppose the memoir was about building herself up again, in a highly flamboyant way. Most of us couldn’t afford this lap of luxury but I get the concept of learning to love yourself before you can love another. Also, taking on the mantra of those who smile through pain and hardship after natural disasters is interesting. Elizabeth explored Hindu spirituality and meditation in her journey. I agree that the concept of belonging is important. Finding an identity helps prepare for redemption, humility and patience to bear with one another in love.

For me, it is the Christian faith that teaches those solid foundations offering us a purpose.

A Hope-Filled New Year!

Wishing you all a peaceful and hope-filled New Year!

Here’s to new beginnings. I’m waiting for my first book review¬†from Australia where they are having an almighty heat wave.

Thinking of the lonely, sad or uncomfortable and trusting for a better 2019!

Keep reading. A book can be a best friend.

Love Polly

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#Am reading-Please Let Me Go

This is a work of non-fiction based on the life of Caitlin Spencer. She is so brave in writing this horrific true story of a girl’s life in the hands of sex traffickers, from 2017.

I read and was upset that this happened. I was shocked. I’m glad people are believing her, at last. But this is also an empowering story of survival.

I want to say, ‘I told you so!’ to those who questioned my book, “What If I Go?” Please download or buy these novels to spread the word about grooming and trafficking.

A recent article tells of this happening not so long ago in Huddersfield, Northern England. See the October 2019 newspaper report here – https://ind.pn/2CtXLzZ

What a shameful story. Let’s stop young people being preyed upon by empowering them to escape or run away to safety.

Literary Success- film chances?

Yay! My Festival interview by Matthew Toffolo has been promoted to one of the best NEW stories of the month! Thank-you.

Film rights to raise awareness of women’s exploitation are quite another matter. Aren’t they? I’m thinking…

Who could be interested in going to see an empowering film lifting the lid on grooming? #me2

Book Showcased @NovelFest

Novel Transcript Reading of WHAT IF I GO? by Polly White

Huge thanks go to Wildsound for hosting an extract from my manuscript, as part of their Novel Festival. Special appreciation goes to actor Kate Fenton.

Here, I’m raising awareness of how a vulnerable student gets taken in by an exploitative predator. This extract shows the grooming of a fifteen-year-old girl. Beware of the last violent scene!

Please help me give a heads up, send the link to Freshers and college students so they don’t fall prey to gangs.

https://bit.ly/2JvrSHc

It’s not just me Raising Awareness of Sexual Expolitation

The historic exploitation and grooming of girls is being uncovered and dealt with in modern literature.

See the author and journalist called Sofka Zinovieff who has joined me writing about grooming in her latest novel, ‘Putney.’

https://amzn.to/2Nace66

Beware! It’s quite shocking. Together, we can tip girls off.